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New Social Experiment from Red Arrow Studios International


Red Arrow Studios International has partnered with Stepping Stone Productions for the social-experiment format My New Mystery Job.

Currently in preproduction, the series sees participants who are looking for a life change sign up for a brand-new job without knowing what it is. My New Mystery Job has been commissioned by NPO3 in the Netherlands, where it will air in the second half of 2022 under the local title Blind Getekend.

Red Arrow Studios International is distributing the format internationally.

The participants’ skills, aptitude and work/life aspirations are assessed by career experts, who help find them surprising new jobs. When a role is identified as a good fit, each participant is given a contract with only basic details such as salary and location visible. If they blindly sign the contract, they must first resign from their current jobs and take the leap into the profession. Over the ensuing months, the candidates are visited to see how they are enjoying their new jobs as VTs capture the thoughts of their family and friends. After six months, they’ll decide whether to stay in their new roles or try to return to their old professions.

Tim Gerhartz, president and managing director at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Stepping Stone on My New Mystery Job. At Red Arrow, we are well known for our thought-provoking, commercially successful social-experiment formats, and this is a show that captures the zeitgeist perfectly. We are looking forward to presenting it to our clients and partners around the world.”

Duurt Holman, creative director at Stepping Stone Productions added: “We had a lot of interest in My New Mystery Job from international distributors, but for us, Red Arrow was the best fit: they are very successful at distributing daring social experiment formats like Buying Blind, Meat the Family and Married at First Sight and we are excited that My New Mystery Job will be in the same catalog. It literally is a life-changing format: changing your job can really change your life.”

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